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Bush Mangarri Tjuta

Doris Bush Nungarrayi

Synthetic polymer on canvas

122cm x 71cm

2020

Doris has painted a plentiful memory from her past in the early days when she was learning from her mother out at Wilura and Nyumannu. Nyunmanu is a Dreaming site just to the south east of the remote Aboriginal community of Kintore in the Northern Territory

Doris talks of her and her mother handling different types of Mangarri (food). As Doris talks about these memories she enacts the handling and eating of Mai (food) and drinking Kapi (water). Doris speaks of breaking open Pura (big wild bush tomatos) to eat the flesh and collecting and eating of ilyuru (a sweet natural cotton-candy-like bush food). Doris talks of different tools to do this like wana (digging sticks) and speaks of other parts of the fruitful landscape such as witya (trees).

Now, when Doris sits in Papunya to paint she sits under a large watiya (tree). She remembers that this same type of watiya was at Nyumannu too, and her and her mother would sit under it.

Doris recalls the whole family sitting around nikiti way (without clothes in the old days) and without any other Western tools. Doris explains “Billy can wiya! Blanket wiya! Just running around!”

Ref: 150-20

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Papunya Tjupi Arts is a 100% Aboriginal owned and directed community arts organisation based in Papunya, the birthplace of the Western Desert dot-painting movement. The artists of Papunya Tjupi have established their own unique identity based on the legacy of their forefathers. The Art Centre, located 250km NW of Alice Springs/Mparntwe, supports emerging artists and some of Australia’s leading contemporary painters.

It was established in 2007, in response to the vacuum following the homelands movement of the late 1970s, which saw the exodus of many of the famous pioneer painters. Papunya Tjupi currently consists of 150 artists from Papunya and surrounding outstations, who are renowned for their strong line-work and for continuously developing new ways to tell the old stories.

Central to Papunya Tjupi is the understanding that painting is an important part of culture and connection to country, and that the teaching and passing of knowledge is what keeps the community’s future strong. Papunya Tjupi’s artists exhibit fine art paintings nationally and internationally and feature in major public and private collections.

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